The Spirit of the Common Law

The Spirit of the Common Law

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The Spirit of the Common Law

The Spirit of the Common Law

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In 1914 I gave a course at the Lowell Institute upon this same subject, summaries of which, based upon reports of the lectures in the Boston Transcript, were published in the Green Bag (vol. 26, p. 166). Also the first lecture of that course was published in the International Journal of Ethics (vol. 25, p. 1). In 1910 I delivered an address before the Kansas State Bar Association upon the subject of the second lecture, which was published in the proceedings of that Association (Proc., 1910, p. (45) and reprinted in the American Law Review (vol. 45, p. 811). An address on the subject of the third lecture was delivered before the Iowa State Bar Association in 1914 and is published in its proceedings (vol. 20, p. 96). It was also delivered before the Worcester County (Mass.) Bar Association which printed it for private circulation. An address on the subject of the fifth lecture was delivered before the Bar Association of North Carolina in 1920 and published in the proceedings of that year. This address was reprinted in the West Virginia Law Quarterly (vol. 27, p. 1). All these materials have been used freely, but all have been revised and much has been wholly rewritten.

As these lectures speak in large part from the second decade of the present century, they show the faith in the efficacy of effort and belief that the ad-

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